A Message From the President

As a chemicals manufacturer benefiting the society,
we will aim to achieve sustainable growth for the next 100 years.



Thank you for visiting the Hodogaya Chemical Web site.
Ever since 1916, when it was founded as the first company to manufacture caustic soda by electrolysis, the Hodogaya Chemical Group has used the technologies it has developed over its long history to create a rich variety of products and businesses.


Currently, we are taking various proactive steps to drive our evolution toward our goal of becoming a corporation that steadily supplies ‘Only One/Number One’ materials in the global and niche markets. A cornerstone of our efforts is the mid-term management plan entitled “HONKI 2020” that we embarked on in FY 2020.

Under the “HONKI 2020” plan, our focus will be on the following six topics:


  1. Regaining Competitive Strength, and Securing a Stable Revenue Base
  2. Establishing a Pillar for the Next Generation
  3. Expanding Our Sphere of Activity by Creating New Value
  4. Strengthening Global Operations
  5. Cultivating Personnel for a Diversifying Society
  6. Enhancing our Commitment to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

In terms of our business portfolio, we intend to use these three years to stabilize basic businesses and expand profitability and scope of business in each sector, while at the same time cultivating the new businesses that will be the growth engine of the future and completing preparations for future expansion.


The Hodogaya Chemical Group’s management philosophy is “through constant innovation of chemical technology, we will provide high-quality products and services throughout the world and contribute to the creation of an environmentally conscious society". We will apply that philosophy to achieve long-term sustainable growth with the concerted efforts of the Group toward “the next 100 years".


Your Dream Is Our Business.


I thank you for your continued support and encouragement.